Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero

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Here, young historians compare their early lives to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s. They listen to a read aloud of a story by Dr. King's sister, and then write in the provided reflective journal template. Lastly, they share their ideas at a class birthday party for the civil rights leader. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Put learners into groups to allow collaborative thinking
Classroom Considerations

  • Acquire the book My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers by Christine King Farris
  • Birthday party activity at end of the lesson is optional
Pros

  • Resource comes with extensions and various links to research
  • Comes with reflective questions that can serve as a rubric
Cons

  • Some of the included links do not direct you to the appropriate website